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Posted: Tuesday, 13 May 2014 8:40PM

Parks Conservancy Updates Public On Union Field Work



Overhaul Union Field and add another baseball diamond, that's what the Benton Harbor Parks Conservancy has planned for this summer. During a public meeting Tuesday Parks Conservancy Chair Jim Schueneman said contracted maintenance work begins Thursday at all city parks.

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Work also includes trash pick-up and port-o-john up-keep. Schueneman also says the ball diamonds are now playable.

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Though encouraged by the conservancy's work, resident Charles Henry spoke against installation of a fourth baseball diamond at Union Field.

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The City Commissioner will vote June 2nd on the Conservancy's grant agreement. It hopes to secure roughly $460,000 from the state to help with park up-keep.


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